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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 6, 2012
    4:25 - 4:59am EDT  

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>> i want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new american dream economy driven by innovation and creativity, by education and, yes, by cooperation. i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. >> former president bill clinton there firing up the crowd at the democratic national convention as he
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throws his support behind president obama. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. before we get to the convention, let's talk about the weather situation. humid, hot, mosquitos. >> i thought it was going away. >> tucker won't on vacation and left me with this. >> what's up with that? >> mixed conditions into the course of the day. just a few isolated showers to areas of the west through front royal as you can see and a little bit just to the northeast. can't rule out an isolated shower before it is all said and done across the area. let's look at the weather maps. 79degrees in the nation's capital this hour. 73 at baltimore. 72 at culpeper and 72 at hagerstown. it will be a hot day today,
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folks so be prepared. yesterday's highs, we hit 90 at reagan national airport. expect it to be 90 degrees today. back to you. >> thank you. to politics now. bill clinton fires up the democratic base. the former president took center stage on the second day of the democratic national convention. >> the threat of storms forced the organizers to move tonight's speech by president obama indoors. >> reporter: former president bill commit headline the second night of democratic national convention as he officially nominates president obama for a second term. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. >> reporter: former president
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clinton explaining why he should be re-elected. >> he is still committed to constructive cooperation. look at his record. he appointed republican secretaries of defense, the army and transportation. he appointed a vice president who ran against him in 2008. >> reporter: ahead of his prime time address, several key speakers taking the stage. >> mitt romney is the guy who said corporations are people. no, governor romney, corporations are not people. >> we are people of hope, mr. president. hope on! >> reporter: president obama's acceptance speech was originally plan today outdoors but it was moved inside because of the possible thunderstorms. the president personally intervened to change language in the party's platform with democrats adding a mention of god and to declare jerusalem
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the capital of israel. officials a the finale will not have the balloon drop because of the change of venue. at the democratic national convention, craig boswell, fox news. a 12-year-old boy fort washington has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a 2-year- old foster child living with his family. the boy's plea was not an admission of guilt but an acknowledgement that prosecutors had enough evidence to win the case in court. the little girl was found unresponsive in her foster family's home earlier this summer. tonight is the first of three public hearings on a proposal to race the fare for the dulles toll road. the metropolitan washington airports authority is considering the plan that would
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double the base rate to $4- point other by 2015 to help fund metro's new silver line. there will be two more public hearings next week. we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. good morning, everyone, on this thursday, september 6th. hard to believe we're almost through the week. >> i know. it's flying by. >> happy thursday. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time to talk about weather. >> i heard you mention humidity and heat and mosquitoes. >> that's rall those terrible, things. >> but it is going away right, noon. >> gradually. >> eventually. >> i can't speak for the mosquitos. i can only speak for the weather. let's begin with a hook at the radar and show you what is going on across the area. that is our fox 5 accu-weather radar where we have a few
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isolated showers to our west and areas to the southeast. i can't rule out appear isolated shower popping up here and there. some of you might have some fog but it will be fairly short lived. 79degrees at d.c. 57 at fredericksburg. # 80 in annapolis. hot, sticky and humid today. yes, i'm dishing it up, wisdom. 90-degree today. factor in the humidity, it will feel a lot warmer than that. # 8 degrees by the time we hit midday so be prepared and make sure you stay hydrated. >> sarah is not happy now. >> i kept focusing i think when tucker was talking about it yesterday, i kept thinking it was coming the next day. i had my eye on the prize. apparently you get one more
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day, julie wright, if not more of your weather. >> see, i told you we weren't going down without a fight. >> and for gwen, happy national weather person's day. >> thank you. i didn't realize that. >> who loves our weather people? now, if they had given me 60 and rain, it would have been a whole different story. outer loop of the beltway at university on tuesday morning, there was a change in our traffic pattern. they now have three lanes on the right and one to the left. yesterday, they had to take away another plane around 6:00 p.m. to do emergency roadwork. now, they are back out here continuing the roadwork. traveling southbound along 270, no problems to report out of gaithersburg. lanes are open southbound out of the split. no problems to report passing duke street headed out past seminary road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic.
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a 12-year-old boy is behind bars after being convicted of involuntary man shotter in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster girl living with his family. the boy entered an alford plea. in return, prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of second degree murder. -- convicted of involuntary manslaughter. the little girl was found unresponsive in her foster family's hem earlier this summer. former ravens owner art modell has been hospitalized in baltimore. he purchase the cleveland browns in 1961 and ended up moving them to baltimore in 1996. modell still holds a 1% piece of the ravens. he is 87 years old. 87 years ol
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bill clinton throws his support behind president obama. the democrats' big gun offered an impassioned plea for the president to get another four years. delegates at the democratic national convention in charlotte formally renominated president obama for a second term last night. the late night roll call came after president bill clinton said he knows that we are coming back from the worst economic mess in generations. >> we democrats, we think the country works bet ware strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it, with a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> president obama set to accept the nomination tonight. next hour, we'll have a live
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report coming to us from charlotte. new details on another attack on capitol hill. the violent robbery happened a few blocks from a similar crime that left a man in a coma. melanie alnwick is live at police headquarters in northwest with the story. >> reporter: this victim, he moved to the district joust a week ago to do an internship on capitol hill. tuesday night, he was attacked, punched, kicked and robbed of his cell phone. his name is casey adams. he says two men jumped him. they caught him off guard while talking on his cell phone walking home after midnight. the 26-year-old now has cuts on his face and a fat lip. now, police want to know if his late night attack is connected to one a couple of weeks ago.
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tcmaslin was robbed and beaten. >> my wife hay nightmare that night. she say it is the worst thing she can think of to have someone she cares about being assaulted like that and she is not able to do anything. she is in faulk right now with her mother. >> reporter: ward six up two tommy wells is asking bars and restaurants in the area to warn their customers to be careful walking home. last week, chief cathy lanier said police have worked hard to reduce an earlier crime spike. they are down from earlier in the year. but d.c. police statistics do show that over labor day weekend alone there were 40 more robberies. the national transportation safety board released its preliminary report on a train derailment that killed two tearnlings in ellicott city
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last movement the report says the train was traveling at 25 miles per hour. the 19-year-olds girls were sitting on the train tracks when the cars carrying coal toppled over. -- released its preliminary report on a train derailment that killed two teenagers in ellicott city last month. y las a confirmed case of a very rare disease. a little girl with the bubonic plague. we are checking more headlines coming up next. 
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developing overseas, an explosion at appear ammunition depot in turkey killed 25 soldiers. -- an explosion at an
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ammunition depot in turkey killed 25 soldiers. so you the afghan defense ministry fired hundreds of afghan soldiers in an investigation into insider attacks against nato trainers. the crackdown follows a rash of killings. afghanistan is re-evaluating soldiers to try to stop those attacks. a powerful earthquake that rocked costa rica has left behind relatively little damage. the quake struck wednesday deep below the ocean off the coast of the central american nation. authorities say one person died of of a heart attack and there were a few collapses houses and blocked highways. quake was centered 25 miles underground and tremors that deep are usually less damaging. officials also credit costa rica's strict construction codes for limiting the damage. for the first time since 2006, a person in colorado has contracted the bubonic plague. the victim, a 7-year-old who is now recovering. when sierra jane downing
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started feeling ill after a camping trip, her parents thought she had the flu. she had a seizure and they knew there was something wrong. she was rushed to the hospital. >> it is rare to see a 107 fever and i remember speaking to the er physician. i think i asked him about three times, 107? he said yes, 107. i said documented 107. >> it was the core temperature. >> it was impressively high and indicated that she needed prompt treatment and evaluation. >> the doctors eventually realized it was the plague based on sierra's symptoms, a history of where she's been and an online journal article about a teen with similar symptoms. the bubonic plague is transmitted to humans through infected flea bites. her mother suspects her daughter may have been exposed to a disease near from insects
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near a dead squirrel she wanted to bury. >> so bizarre. no idea that it was still around. >> thankfully, they have antibiotics that can take care of t she should be fine. coming up, an 83-year-old woman out for a swim ate local lake attacked by a rabid animal, a beaver. >> that is right. up next, details of how a friend came to the rescue and an update on that woman's condition. >> we have a hot and sticky day in store for you today so be prepared. the sun will be back later as well. i'll have details after the break. [ female announcer ] you want family dinner to be special.
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welcome back. taking a look outside at the washington monument t looks pretty peaceful and nice out there. you can't feel what is really out there. -- it looks pretty peaceful and nice out there. a washington state pastor is riding coast to coast to help struggling families. he made his way to the seventh day adventist headquarters in montgomery county wednesday. he left the west coast in early july biking to raise awareness about the growing need many families have for diapers. his goal is to raise $250,000 to buy one million diapers for
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struggling families. >> good for him. >> up in washington state, they don't have the humidity we have here. i'm wondering what he is thinking now. >> exactly. we will have humidity kicking in and it will feel a little bit muggy out there owe be prepared. let's begin with a look now and let you know what is growing on with our weather headlines and put it all together for you. there is a chance of an isolated shower popping up today. we do have a little bit here and there right now. nothing that will stick around too much. some of you could be experiencing a little bit of fog as well. that is another. humidity sticking around like an unwanted houseguest. we'll are v. to deal with that so be prepared for -- we'll have to deal with that so be prepared for that. some cooler days ahead as well. let's begin with a look at radar. we'll show you what is going on. we have a little bit of activity that has popped up to
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the west. nothing much but a little bit an isolated shower. not a whole lot happening to the east. just a little bit here. once again, we are not out of the clear before the morning is said and down of not seeing something so keep your eyes to the skies. back to the weather map. as we take a look at temperatures, yesterday's high, 90 degrees. 91 at dulles and the same at b wi thurgood marshall. we are headed in the same direction. 73degrees right now at gaithersburg. 79 at d.c. we've got 75 at baltimore. 73degrees at dulles this hour. we have this frontal system we are watching that will move its way through the course of tonight into tomorrow. that will set us up for seeing a chance of showers that will start to kick in a little bit. by the time we get through into the afternoon hours today, we'll just have sunshine but it
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will be humid and sticky. when we move through into the course of tomorrow, once again, we'll be back to at least some brighter skies. into the weekend, things will change a little bit. by midday today, 88 degrees. it will be huge you had. 90 is our daytime high. it will be humid. it will feel warmer than it actually is once the humidity kicks in. here is a look at the accu- weather seven-day forecast. the weekend, we'll be right under the gun with seeing some storms popping up. a chance of thunderstorms saturday as well as sunday. it gets a little bit cooler. and if you take a look into the later part of the week and the beginning of next week, we get a lot cooler. i think sarah might like these temperatures. don't know about julie wright. let's see how she's doing with the roads.
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>> i'm good with today and tomorrow. 76 starts making me worry. that's a little chilly. no problems reported along 66 headed eastbound. lanes are open past haymarket in towards manassas and in towards centreville. they have the overnight construction that was still in place up in tyson's with one lane getting by near the georgetown pike as you travel north of 123 and the dulles toll road. on the outer loop, there was still construction on the ramp to exit at 123. outer loop here at new hampshire avenue moving better through the work zone at university boulevard. no trouble spots to report southbound on 95 and 295 traveling between bwi marshall and the beltway. 270 in good shape making your way past 109 continuing in towards clarksburg. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. here is your chance to weigh in on proposals to raise the fare for the dulles toll road. the first public hearing on the matter goes from 5:00 to 8:00 tonight at stone bridge high school on hay road in ashburn. the metropolitan washington airports authority is considering a plan that would
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double the base rate to $4.50 by 2015 to help fund metro's new silver line. there will be two more hearings next week. an 83-year-old fairfax county woman is in the hospital after a rabid beaver attacked her. a friend who was boating on the lake on barcroft lake came to her rescue. audrey barnes spoke to him. >> reporter: michael corin was boat on lake barcroft when he noticed a beaver that didn't seem quite right. >> i saw it and i could tell it was abnormal. >> reporter: the beaver made a beeline for 83-year-old lillian peterson swimming about 200 yards away. >> when i was about halfway across the lake, i was yeting get out of the water. she's like i can't, it's got my leg. >> by the time i got to her, she was fairly bloody and the beaver was there. it looks like it was standing up on its hawn.
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s chewing. >> reporter: he beat the beaver with a canoe paddle and it finally gave up. peterson was rushed to the hospital. her most severe injury, a partially severed thumb. it would have been much worse for corin wasn't there. >> a dear friend. she is always looking out for other people. it was fortunate that i was there to help her. i'm not scared of wildlife. actually not scared of beavers. this is a rabies issue. i think just people being smart, being aware. practicing safety when you are out in nature, letting people know where you're going and if you see
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erratic behavior, get away and let the authorities know. details of how machine and women really do see things differently. we'll explain this when we come back. stay with us.
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a huge spike in cases of the west nile virus. the cdc released new numbers on wednesday and say there was a 25% jump from just last week. some 1500 cases up to nearly 2,000. the number of deaths also jumped, up 32% from 66 to 87. the good news is no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia. >> here is one for you. turns out men and women may actually see things differently due to the way our brains work. >> knew it. >> before everybody gets all
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excited, listen to what researchers are saying. they say there is no evidence that indicates the minds of men and women process what they see in different ways. stay with me. for example, men seem to be more sensitive to fine detail and things that move rapidly. >> like cars. >> fast cars. while women have an easier time differentiating between colors like women like pink cars. >> pink cars? idon't know. aerotropoli may play a role in these differences. >> i could see that. it all makes sense to me now. >> now, the income time we have an argument with our mates, we can say there is this study. >> it is why we can find the difference between mauve and purple. and you all can't. >> you just proved a point. there is yet another smart phone making a big splash in
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the tech market. >> it is th nokia lumia920. some stepped-up picture taking ability and a charging system are just two of the new features. >> reporter: the folk at nokia are touting their new smart phone. the product contains an array of features including a camera that compensates for shaky hands t includes an augmented reality feature called city lens. >> by pointing your lumia smart phone camera at any city block, nokia's city lens allows to you see the names of restaurants, cafes, shops and other sites overlaid right on the surfaces of the building. >> reporter: nokia also has a cheaper mid-range model. both phones run on the latest
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windows phone operating software. >> windows phone aid will enable these devices to use the live tiles, the great photo experiences to make the most personal phone experience, bring the people and things that you care about most right to the front and center of your experience. >> some analysts say this may be nokia's last major shot at reclaiming a market lost to apple, samsung and google. >> windows is so far behind in terms of market share against android and apple. they have to almost battle person by person to get anybody to switch. >> reporter: investors don't seem impressed. shares in nokia plummeted 13%. in new york, lauren green, fox news. new day, same headline, not that we're upset about this. the washington nats with a win.
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